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Old 29 December 2006, 16:39   #1
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vauxhall combo, peugeot partner, citroen berlingo, renault kangoo or the new skoda

I need a small van i my company, what do you recomend?

Opel/Vauxhall Combo:
http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/vx/carsand...randName=combo

VW Caddy
http://www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/newcaddy/

Citroen Berlingo
http://www.citroen.co.uk/level3/mode...etype=berlingo

Peugeot Partner
http://www.peugeot.co.uk/ppp/cgi-bin..._strModeHTML=1

The new Skoda Practic build on the roomster
http://www.skoda.co.uk/skoda3g/conte...sterintro.aspx

Renault Kangoo
http://www.renault.co.uk/Vans_TypeHome.aspx?v=kangooVan

I need the best car at the best price, for me vauxhall/opel looks most interesting if you compare price and what you got...

Offcause a diesel, I donīt need a big engine. I would like to have AC, ABS, CD/Radio and a good fuel economy...
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Old 29 December 2006, 18:32   #2
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The smallest van that I recommend is the Renault Traffic, also rebadged by Nissan and Opal. Go for the short wheel base 100/110 BHP van, without rear windows but with Park Sensors (The windows get dirty and stay that way).

We used to use the Berlingo which was fine but the Traffic takes three in the front and is fast, higher up, easier to load and drives like a car. It will also provide a useful wind block if towing a Rib.

Hope that Helps. I am awaiting on three new ones. They now come with 3 year waranty which is useful.

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Old 29 December 2006, 19:51   #3
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I have a Peugeot Expert Van which isn't on your list, but is slightly bigger than the Berlingo, seats 3 in the front if you want that, and has a very good HDi turbo diesel engine. It tows the boat extremely well (far better than the fiat van I used to have). I didn't get A/C installed, but I did have ABS installed which has benefitted me quite a few times now

There is a new model out very shortly I believe which is slightly bigger for the same money - this could mean that you may get better deals on the existing range. Although it probably doesn't affect you, in the UK, we'd argue that the Expert is "car derived" from the Peugeot 806 before it was revamped a few years ago, which supposedly gets it out of a few speed issues.

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If you're tall and want a divider/cage between the cab and load space then try them all out with the divider in place.
The Vauxhall has very limited legroom with a divider in-at least the 2003 one I used regularly last year had. It was a nightmare to drive because of it.
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Old 30 December 2006, 08:52   #5
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Hi Guys,

I find it hard to believe that Vans are being imported into this country without ABS and indeed second airbags in some instances.
Either ABS works or not and Ireland charge a tax on these and vat on that whilst at the same time pretening tocare about the amount of people being killed on our roads. I suggest hat no one buys a Van without ABS or second Airbag (as in on passenger side),
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itts becuz yew irysh nobburs bread lyke fkin rabitts. de guvvermint az too controwl de popyewlashun yewzin uvver meens.

itts lyke wen orl de drayn cuvvers inn sligo wennt missin an paddys woz disapearin ofn de faice ov de erth lefft rite an fkin senter. de jippos gott de blaim butt itt woz reely de guvvermint wot didd itt.

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itts becuz yew irysh nobburs bread lyke fkin rabitts. de guvvermint az too controwl de popyewlashun yewzin uvver meens.

itts lyke wen orl de drayn cuvvers inn sligo wennt missin an paddys woz disapearin ofn de faice ov de erth lefft rite an fkin senter. de jippos gott de blaim butt itt woz reely de guvvermint wot didd itt.

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dejippos alys getdeblame GArf, dascos de r de guvrnmnt.frekin same bunch of uno cannosay costis publik like, juno wos I meen.

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Old 30 December 2006, 18:00   #8
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If your worried bout air bags dont get a defender, no airbags and the XS is the only one with ABS as standard.

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Old 30 December 2006, 18:07   #9
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If your worried bout air bags dont get a defender, no airbags and the XS is the only one with ABS as standard.

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I drive a defender now, it doesnt worry me because the discovery ones didnt work when i had a little ding in the discovery, have a look - http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...&highlight=doh

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Hi Juno,

I didnt know that they made cabriolet Land rovers. In any event, it looks like you went under a low bridge, just what size are the briges in Wales...
Saab make beter Cabriolets.....
Looks like you were lucky you "kept the head"

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